King's College London

Course Introduction

This course will provide you with the expertise to understand and overcome them. By the end of your course, you?ll have all the skills you need for a huge range of careers across the sector. Our expert researchers and practitioners will provide innovative theories on key issues in the industry. And you?ll have plenty of opportunities to put it into practice. Our industry-standard software and datasets, and our virtual trading floor give you the chance to test your skills ? using the same tools as the professionals.

It is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the finance and banking industry. It will also equip you with essential research, analytical and critical thinking skills. It focuses on such areas that have major practical and theoretical application as: investment analysis and management, portfolio creation and management, investment and commercial banking, asset and risk management, mergers and acquisitions, financial derivatives, quantitative financial analysis, taxation and banking regulation. It will provide the skills you need to work in a wide range of careers in finance or banking.

Graduates from programmes run previously by the programme directors are highly sought after by investment banks, corporate risk management units, insurance companies, fund management institutions, financial regulatory bodies, brokerage firms and trading companies. Recent employers of these graduates include Capital Investment, Credit Suisse, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, Fitch Ratings, HSBC and Morgan & Stanley. Some graduates have pursued research degrees in financial mathematics.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £33,900 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £33,900 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £33,900 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65% across all years of study) required in a social science related area (e.g. management, economics, finance or other relevant subject) or equivalent overseas qualification. Our programme is most suitable if you have some quantitative background in either finance and/or economics or have a degree with some quantitative elements. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum high 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 65% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 65% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100